EI Associates was retained by Tri-Valley School District to complete a District-Wide Facility Study. As a result of that study, the District authorized EI to design expansions and renovations at the Mahantongo Elementary and Hegins-Hubley Elementary Schools.
The Mahantongo Elementary School was constructed in 1958. A modular classroom addition was added in 2003 and it has been over 54 years since any improvements have been made to the main facility. The primary focus of this project was to replace the modular classroom addition with a permanent 3,000 square foot addition. This project also modernized and converted the facility to a “High Performance” school building. This project eliminated the use of fuel oil, replacing it with natural gas, and by dramatically improving the integrity of the thermal envelope, reduced the facility’s overall energy consumption by over 787,000 KBTU annually. Out-of-date high-water-consumption plumbing fixtures were replaced with modern water-conserving fixtures which will reduce the facility’s water consumption by 68% (101,500 gallons annually).
EI Associates also successfully assisted the Tri-Valley School District in applying for the Alternative & Clean Energy Grant for each school receiving $320,000 for Mahantongo Elementary School and $565,000 for Hegins-Hubley Elementary School. Each school received LEED Gold Certification.